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How Do You Book On Ryanair Using A Maestro Card?  
User currently offlineHullCitySpotter From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 49 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 15177 times:

I know this might not seem aviationy; but I'm looking to do a trip out to Lithuania and then to Dublin with my girlfriend on Ryanair because right now it's all we can afford.
However, I tried to book with my Maestro debit card and "Maestro" is not there as a payable card, and it's the only card I have. Does anyone else on here have this problem, and how do I resolve it?

I have an inbound Vilnius to Liverpool on Wizz Air now thankfully as they take my card, but the Ryanair flight from LPL > KUN is perfect and really what I need for my trip.

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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 15142 times:

Indeed they don't have it listed as a payment option so other than not going you'll either have to use another card - perhaps your parents? - or book with another airline.


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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2444 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 15124 times:

Some travel websites like http://www.bravofly.com/ accepting paypal...

But, I have no experience with bravofly at all. Sorry!


User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 15049 times:

What you can do is applying for a MasterCard prepaid, these cards are easy to get for a small annual fee and will wave the 6€/£6 booking fee for each of your flights. I have one from Moneybookers but there are other available as well...


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3926 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 14995 times:

Quoting airtrainer (Reply 3):

Haven't Ryanair stopped accepting these cards for "free" ?


User currently offlineHullCitySpotter From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 14988 times:

Done. My girlfriend's Visa Debit worked. I think it's a bit ridiculous FR doesn't Maestro though, but doesn't exactly surprise me. Thanks for the help everyone!  

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 14980 times:

Any reason why Ryanair doesn't accept Maestro?


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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days ago) and read 14841 times:

You could maybe try the Laser option, my Laser card is a Maestro card...


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User currently offlinestarrymarkb From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2011, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 14700 times:

UK Maestro is a bit of an odd thing, generally it's not widely accepted outside of the UK because the card number is longer then most credit cards.... I know with HSBC the number was your sort code and account number preceded by 6759. Also you had an additional 'Issue Number' field. Most UK banks have now moved to Visa Debit which is accepted globally. As Ryanair are Irish based their systems may not be able to process UK Maestro

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